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Old 11-28-2012, 01:32 PM
Bill Terry Bill Terry is offline
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Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Join Date: Nov 2012
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Mein Auto: 2000 BMW Z3, 1984 MB 380S
Emergency/Parking/Hand Brake Switch Follow Up

I fiddled with the switch as best I could without getting into the center console and finally just disconnected it. Ordered a new switch after much searching (me and the dealer parts guy).

Saved a few tax bucks ordering it on line and it arrived in a 12"x12"x12" box, stuffed with big bubble packing and wrapped in a plastic security envelope. It's an itty bitty switch for Crissakes!!

Anyway, I took the car to an Indie yesterday to check a thump in the rear and and fix an oil drip.

I was telling him that I had to put the new switch in and he told me he'd fixed that. It was bent out of shape. So now I have an extra. If anybody needs it I'll sell it for $15 free shipping.

Also my cruise control was working intermittently so I checked on the forum for ideas. Seems like any interruption in the electrical circuit can cause the CC not to work, such as brake light out, wrong bulb etc.

Well, after repairing the hand brake switch the CC is working again. Who knew?
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Last edited by Bill Terry; 11-28-2012 at 01:36 PM.
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